I stuffed his hands with stuffing and stuffed the arm part with pipe cleaners. No picnic, let me tell you. I had some decisions to make about his eyes. This was the picture I had looked at for inspiration:
I liked the wiggle eyes, but the purist in me just wouldn't let me use them. I just wanted them to be felt. I used a regular hole punch for the white part and my 1/8" punch for the black part. That seemed to work out size-wise. I got them stitched on and they looked like this:
Blech. I labored over it for a little while and decided to try stitching an outline around them. I started with one eye:
That definitely made the difference! On to eye #2:
I used two layers of felt for the nose. I started stitching at the top left, went across to the top to the point of the nose, then down across the bottom. When I got to the bottom right, I put the nose on the face and stitched the straight part through the two layers of orange and the layer of white, attaching to the nose to the face. You can't tell from the picture, but the nose has some dimension that way and isn't completely stitched down to the face. It sticks out a little. (Does that make sense?)
I know in the movie, Olaf is substantially smaller than the humans. I didn't want to make him to scale, because he would've been too small. I did want to make him smaller, though. Here he is next to Anna so you can see the proportion:
If you wanted to simpifly him, it would really be easy to do. You could glue on all the facial features and the buttons and use wiggle eyes. You could also just use a single layer of felt for the arms and hair. Easy peasy! If you're on my email list, I'll be sending you this pattern. If you're not, drop me a line at email@example.com I'll get it out to you.
I'm getting back to a couple of my "must stitch" ornaments before I design and stitch Elsa. You'll just have to be patient! I got out the pattern for Jeffrey Jump-Up (the basketball player) and shuddered. I'll have to force myself -- he's got to be done! I hope you've found a little time to stitch. Don't forget to send me your pictures!